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Return to Practice Nurse

Job Description

“Have you been out of nursing? Would you like to reignite your passion for nursing and make a difference to patients in your community?

Solent NHS Trust is looking for compassionate and dedicated nurses to join our Community Health teams to provide exceptional health care whilst developing your skills and expertise with us. This is an exciting time and in recognition of the important role Community Nurses play in supporting patients at home and in our Community Hospitals, investment has been made in a number of new nursing posts. We are keen for you to join our forward thinking teams and we are keen to support you in your Preceptorship/Mentorship in a variety of healthcare settings.

We have a variety of positions at band 5 level across all services with opportunities to work a variety of hours across the 24 hour period. We require both shift workers but also staff to work Monday to Friday 830 – 5pm but we are very flexible with hours worked.

We are a large and diverse service that provides Community services mainly in Southampton City but also small teams in Portsmouth – our services are provided not only in patient’s homes but also in Community Based Hospitals and also in a variety of clinics. We employ approx. 550 staff across a variety of services – including:

Community Nursing including Case Management and Palliative Care:

Community Nursing are Locality based services that provide nursing support to adults and older people who are unable to attend their local GP surgery, or where is inappropriate for them to do so. There are 3 localities in Southampton in which the teams work closely with GP practices, the key objectives are to:

  • Avoid inappropriate/unnecessary admission to hospital
  • Enable people at the end of their life to die at home if this is their choice
  • Support, treat and reduce the effect of physical ill health/fragility and long term conditions to improve their quality of life and promote maximum independence
  • Support planned early discharge from hospital
  • Facilitation of discharge for End of Life patients and complex case management, working closely with the Community Health Teams.

Rapid Response:

The aim of Rapid Response is to avoid hospital admissions where possible and assist with hospital discharges from the acute trust, offering a 235 hour service.

Community Emergency Department Team: this team is based in the Emergency Department at UHS with the aim of the service to promote the care of patients who are 65 + in their own homes rather than in the acute hospital by providing specialist knowledge on services available in the community.

Long Term Conditions, Cardiac, COPD, Diabetes and Bladder and Bowel:

Bladder and Bowel service promotes continence and management of continence through interventions by specifically trained nurses, screening for prostate cancer and specialist advice and treatment for urinary tract problems is also provided.

Community Rehabilitation at the Royal South Hants:

Two wards with 43 beds at the RSH provide consultant led elderly care rehabilitation for patients.

Neurological Services

Snowdon Ward – Consultant led unit with 14 specialist Community Neurological Rehabilitation inpatient service. Provides intensive follow on rehabilitation at home to support transition into patients own environment

Kite Unit (Portsmouth) – Consultant led 10 bed specialist Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation for patients with brain injury whose impairments and largely behavioural, cognitive or mental health related

Solent NHS Trust offer a competitive rewards package;

• Excellent rates of pay

• Flexible working hours - full, part time and bank opportunities

• Comprehensive training packages

• Relocation Expenses

We know that supporting, developing and nurturing our staff leads to outstanding patient care. We are committed to support the development of your career and have an innovative competency based approach to training and development which will maximise your skills

Please call us for an informal chat to see how we can support you through this process and future employment within our organisation. Informal visits are also encouraged. Please contact Kathryn Watson – Clinical Governance Lead on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed ) for informal discussions.

“We are not in a position to support any NMC conditions of practice requirements”

Please see a variety of documents attached;

Additonal Vacancy document - **Return to Practice information**

Job Description - Community RN Job description

Person Spec - Community Hospitals RN - RSH

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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